Thursday, June 16, 2011


Not too much has been going on since my last post, but I thought I'd give a little update. The school year's officially over now and summer school has begun. I did get an official note, in writing, that I will be an assistant again next year. That's definitely good to know if I am unable to find a teaching job for the fall, at least I'll still have my job at the school I was at this year, which I love! For summer school, I am working in an Early Childhood classroom, so it's a change of scenery for me for sure. Early Childhood is like Pre-K for students with disabilities (physical, developmental, etc). The students are three and four years old, and not really my favorite age of students to work with, but I enjoy the adults I'm working with so that's a plus for me. Summer school is only twenty days long, Monday thru Friday from 8-12.
Then straight after summer school, I am going back to school myself. I've decided to take Spanish 101 at the local community college because the school I work at is turning into the ELL (English Language Learner) hub for the district in the fall, so I figured I better start learning some Spanish! This means that there will be at least one bilingual classroom at each grade in our building; so a much different population of students than we had this year. My Spanish class started on Monday, and so far so good. I haven't taken a Spanish class since 7th grade, so in about ten years (I don't even feel old enough to say that I haven't done something in ten years!). So it will definitely a learning experience for me, but the teacher is really nice and it's a pretty small class of about 10-15 students.
Besides summer school and my Spanish class, I haven't really been doing too much else. We haven't done anything else on our summer "to-do" list, so there's nothing to update there. Tim actually added golfing and fishing to the list, so we'll see if we get to those this summer. We've set a date for our trip down to see Tim's sister near St. Louis, so I'm looking forward to that in a few weeks. Otherwise to kill time I've been reading and watching TV mostly, nothing too exciting. I've made a couple trips to the library - once on my bike to get in some exercise. Our next big plans that we're looking forward to is next weekend, which is our nephew Cole's first birthday party, so that will be fun!
Keep you posted. Adios! :)

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